Accessories Report

In this week’s ACCESSORIES REPORT, I bring you all a staple that should be found in every single Fashionista’s closet: The ever-so-perfect leather handbag.

Now, do not get me wrong, other handbags need love too, but the leather handbag is the item when it comes to wardrobe essentials. Whether it is a brightly dyed leather or distressed and aged, every Fashionista and Fashionisto should make it a priority to own some sort of leather handbag or utility bag. Not only are they a wonderful accessory that can make your total look appear more polished, but they also get better with age.

One of the great qualities of a handbag with some personality is that they encourage you to build your outfit around them. With that said, this Fashionista displays a prime example of how to dress as a city girl on the go.

Accordingly, her handbag by kate spade provides this Fashionista with the perfect balance of work and play. Not only is the shape, color and style classic and timeless, but it is also the perfect handbag for taking to work or an internship. It has both stylish and utilitarian qualities, with enough space for a tablet or a small notebook. Likewise, her navy blazer is a fantastic way to turn your impromptu outfit into a business-casual ensemble. Choosing a blouse over a knit top is an easy way to add a more formal touch. Moreover, her slim-fit trousers, much like this style from Banana Republic, provide the right amount of chicness to her outfit.

All in all, this Fashionista topped off her look by accessorizing with a Michael Kors statement watch as well as some lovely gold jewelry, kept more on the minimal side. Lastly, her adorable pair of nude BCBGeneration flats bring together the neutrals in her outfit while letting the pops of color shine through.

Spotted: Leather handbags can be spotted in the fall 2014 collections of ZAC Zac Posen and Valentino.


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